The Olympus mju 790 SW (Olympus Stylus 790 SW) features a waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof shell, a TruePic III processor, as well as Shadow Adjustment and Face Detection

Product Overview

Overall rating:

87%
Overall score:87%
Features:85%
Value:85%
Performance:85%
Image Quality:90%
Design:90%

Pros:

  • Design, Noise control

Cons:

  • Auto white balance

Product:

Olympus mju 790 SW

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£200.00

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The Olympus mju 790 SW (Olympus Stylus 790 SW in the US) features a waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof shell, a TruePic III processor, as well as Shadow Adjustment and Face Detection.

A 7MP sensor and 3x optical zoom are within, while a 2.5in HyperCrystal LCD sits in the redesigned rear. Olympus’s standard choice of guide and scene modes feature, as does an ISO-based image stabilisation mode. Despite its macho image, it’s a surprisingly light camera and doesn’t compete for pocket space either. Though clearly constructed to be waterproof, it does so in a much more stylish and appealing fashion than similar models.



Image Quality


Noise control is very good with only ISO 800 and above show any significant noise while the Auto White Balance isn’t bad, if a little inconsistent.

Verdict

Looks great and performs well, giving similar waterproof compacts something to chew on

Full Specification

Dimensions:
93.6 x 60.9 x 21.3mm

Power:
Li-ion
Connectivity:
USB 2.0

Memory Card:
xD + 14.7MB internal memory
Flash Modes:
6

White Balance:
Auto, Sunlight, Tungsten, Overcast, Flourescent 1, Flourescent 2, Flourescent 3
Metering System:
-

ISO Range:
80-1600
Exposure Modes:
Auto,23 Scene modes

Shutter Speeds:
-
File Formats:
JPEG

LCD:
2.5in
Lens:
38-114mm

Sensor:
7mp
Weight:
136g

Other:
-